Tuesday, February 17, 2009

...My MTSC31 Sample

  • This is my sample for my Tuesday Sketch Challenge #31 seen in the post BELOW. I started with an Old Olive Cardstock base, then matted each additional layer with Chocolate Chip Cardstock. The top background panel was a piece of Close to Cocoa Cardstock that had been embossed using the Big Shot and the Harlequin Texture Plate from SU! The striped pattern paper was from the Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper pack, then a piece of chocolate cardstock was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. A piece of 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon was added across the background panel.
  • The sentiment/focal panel consisted of Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, and Whisper White Cardstock. The sentiment was from Verve Visual's "Philippians 4:13" Plain Jane series. It was stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun. The flowers were from "Feeling Groovy" {also Verve}, and they were stamped and embossed on Watercolor Paper in the same manner as the sentiment. I colored the flowers using an Aquapainter and the Summer Sun Classic Ink Pad and refill. The blooms were cut out and attached to the panel using Dimensionals. The edges of the focal panel and the striped paper were pierced using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.
  • That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and being patient with me! I have had the blues lately, so I haven't really been in the mood to stamp...but I had no choice since it was sketch time again. It actually felt really good to get back in the craft area and get something done, though. I have my last club of the month tonight, so I hope to have some free stamping time tomorrow, too.
Stamps: Philippians 4:13, Feeling Groovy (Verve Visual)
Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Watercolor, Chocolate Chip DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Summer Sun Classic
Accessories: embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, heat gun, mat pack, paper piercer, aquapainter, ribbon, eyelet border punch, scissors, dimensionals, big shot, texture plate


Anonymous said...

Mercy, this is stunning!! Those flowers really pop out!! So beautiful!!

Dawn Easton said...

{{{Mercy}}} sorry you haven't been feeling well...hope you cheer up soon!

Your card is gorgeous!! I ran out of time last week but hope to play this week ;)

Stephanie said...

Your card is beautiful...
here is mine

Julie said...

mercy your sample is just beautiful!! I hope u r doing okay and feeling better soon. :). Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Your creations is just gorgeous!! I would love to play along sometime!! :) Great sketch!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flowers along the side.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card. Hopefully I will get to make a card using your sketch tonight.

Hope your day is going well and your feeling stamping creativity again. Girl, you are one awesome artist!

Christi Flores said...


Heather said...

Beautiful card, Mercy! Makes me wish for spring!

Pam Varnell said...

Mercy, this is so beautiful!! I love the colors you used and the way you scattered the pretty flowers around. Great job with the sketch girlfriend!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love y our card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card - Mercy!!! I love this Sketch, the Bible Verse and the pretty flowers you've added!!!

Big hugs to you, hope you are not feeling so blue anymore???

Jennifer Meyer said...

Stunning card Mercy! LOVE the beautiful flowers and awesome layout.

I am off to play right now!! Feel better soon,
Jennifer :)

Unknown said...

Aww I hope you're feeling more in the pink now and not so blue Mercy!
Sendsing ((hugs)).
Gotta tell you this card is amazing. The colours and sentiment and..OH everything just pops out!!
It's beautiful.
Viv xx

CarrollAnn (~CA~) said...

I've done a few of your sketches and love them! I used this one for one of my Stamp Camp projects for next week. I posted it to my blog here: I also posted it to the SCS Gallery. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

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